Posts From TheRomMistress

Effortlessly Download Gapps Packages with EasyGApps

Finding and downloading the correct Gapps package can sometimes be a daunting task, especially for those who are new to flashing custom ROMs.  Goo.im and its corresponding Android application, GooManager, are great tools for the more experienced users who understand how to navigate its file system and how to read file names. For less advanced...

Google Announces Android 4.4 KitKat

For almost a year now, Android users have been speculating, and at one point even "confirmed," that the next Android version would be code named "Key Lime Pie." At Google I/O 2013, the Mountain View company alluded to the accuracy of those rumors by sharing a video presentation of a little Android eating some key lime...

Instantly Access Apps from Anywhere with SAO Launcher

XDA Senior Member Xlythe  brings a navigation system that works alongside your favorite launcher to give you instant access to text messaging, contacts, apps, and more. With a simple swipe in the direction of your choosing from any screen, SAO Launcher flows down the side of your screen to reveal five menu orbs that allow you to...

Samsung Opens Registration for Inaugural Developer Conference

Samsung officially began accepting registrations for its inaugural Developers Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 in San Francisco. Although most of the 40+ topics have yet to be revealed, Samsung promises registrants the opportunity to "engage with industry leaders, collaborate with fellow developers, and learn about new Samsung tools and SDK's." Technical sessions and presentations by...

Security Vulnerability in Android Creates Bitcoin Fraud Threat

Despite previous claims by Bitcoin developers that its open-source wallet application provides "a strong level of protection against many types of fraud," developers announced Sunday that weaknesses within the Android operating system are responsible for rendering all Android wallets generated to date vulnerable to theft.The issue lies within the area of the OS that should be generating secure...

Focal Added to CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies

Thanks to the hard work of CyanogenMod's development team, a slew of devices are now able to run Project Nemesis Phase 1: Focal. CyanogenMod developer Guillaume Lesniak (XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD) announced July 29 that the new camera application was pushed to the official CyanogenMod repositories, and to CM-10.2 builds. Although possible to build Focal for CM-10.1, Lesniak said the team...

CyanogenMod Team Introduces Nemesis Stage 1: Focal

Coinciding with the release of Android 4.3 and and an updated stock camera, stage one of the CyanogenMod team's top secret "Project Nemesis" was finally unveiled on July 26.  According to the development group's weekly wrap-up on www.cyanogenmod.org, the goal of this project is to bring users the best custom operating experience possible. As such,...

Stalk Your Friends with Contactive

In June, the XDA community was introduced to Contactive, a new type of caller ID program that works in conjunction with your address book and social media outlets. The introduction, however, was limited to those who frequent XDA's App Development Forums and easily overlooked by users searching for ways to improve their user experience. Although...

Android 4.3 Leaked for the Google Nexus 4

Every year, Android users wait in anticipation for signs of leaked updates. The disappointment end users faced when Google delayed announcing Android 4.3 at Google I/O will soon be outweighed due to a leaked system dump by XDA Forum Member ManOnTheMoon.The dump is available as a Team Win Recovery Project backup for the Nexus 4....

Google Updates its Google Maps Update

It didn't take long for Google to address several shortcomings with its July 10 Google Maps update. Although the update includes some exciting new features, which are described in an earlier posted article, it also lacked a few useful features that were in previous versions. This of course left some of the Android community with...

Review of the New Google Maps

To the standard end user, this year's Google I/O  left much to be desired. The disappointment was mainly in the fact that Google failed to release the highly anticipated Android update, Key Lime Pie.  Instead, the annual developers conference, which was held the week of May 15, focused on developer tools and a rebuild of...

BAN STERICSON! Dooo It!

Who is Stericson? For many of you, those words are unlikely to cross your lips, and in that case, you're probably wondering why we are devoting an article to his "unfortunate" ban. Before answering that question, I will touch on the aforementioned question of "Stericson Who?"Mr. Stephen Erickson, one of XDA's beloved Senior Moderators, is known throughout the...